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Cambon, Jules Martin 1845-

Diplomatist; born in Paris, France, April 5, 1845; French ambassador to the United States in 1898. After the destruction of the Spanish fleets in Manila Bay and off Santiago, the surrender of the Spanish army at the city of Santiago, and the failure of the Spanish government to secure the intervention of the European powers, the Spanish

Jules Martin Cambon.

authorities undertook direct negotiations for peace. As diplomatic relations with the United States had been broken off, M. Cambon was appointed the special representative of the Spanish government to arrange for a cessation of hostilities as well as the preliminaries of peace. He executed this mission in a manner that won the appreciation of both governments concerned, and after the ratification of peace he was selected by the two governments to make the formal exchange of certified copies of the act.

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